Midweek internationals performances (03-05.04 ’18)

Agim Ibraimi celebrated a brace including a free kick goal, Ivan Trichkovski scored one goal, Arijan Ademi reached the Croatian cup final, while Davor Zdravkovski made his first start on Cyprus.

photo by NK Domžale: Ibraimi (C) celebrates one of the goals with Andraž Kirm (L) and Zeni Husmani (R)


UEFA Europa League, Atlético de Madrid – Sporting 2:0
Stefan Ristovski stayed on the bench for the Portuguese team.

Albania, Kupa e Shqipërisë, Skënderbeu – Flamurtari 0:1
Four of the five players featured for the winning side. Artim Polozhani, Goran Siljanovski and Muhamed Useini played the whole match, Muarem Muarem started and got replaced with Franc Veliu in the 84th minute (two minutes after the winning goal), while Fisnik Zuka remained on the bench. Great result for their team before the return leg at home, Flamurtari is very close to reaching the final.

Albania, Kupa e Shqipërisë, Laçi – Kukësi 0:0
Valon Ethemi played the last five minutes for Kukësi substituting Elton Calé. His team has a fine result before the return leg.

Ethemi (#27) against Bruno Lulaj; photo: FK Kukësi

Croatia, Hrvatski Telekom Prva Liga, Lokomotiva – Osijek 1:1
Muzafer Ejupi came in from the visiting bench 18 minutes from time instead of Robert Mudražija. Both goals were already scored at the time.

Croatia, Hrvatski nogometni kup, Dinamo – Rijeka 3:0
Arijan Ademi eliminated Leonard Zhuta to reach the Croatian cup final. Both played the will 90 minutes. His Dinamo will face fierce rivals Hajduk in the grand final.

Captains Ademi (R) and Andrej Kramarić shake hand before the kick-off; photo: HNS

Cyprus, Protáthlima Cyta play-off, AEL – AEK 3:2
Davor Zdravkovski made his first start for AEL and celebrated a win over the team of Daniel Mojsov and Ivan Trichkovski. He was substituted by Marios Nikolaou in the 65th minute, or four minutes after a teammate of his scored an own goal bringing a 2:1 lead for the visitors. Mojsov wasn’t in the visiting squad, while Trichkovski played the whole 90 minutes and broke the dead lock in the 51st minute.

Trichko’s goal:

Cyprus, Protáthlima Cyta play-out, Ermis – Olympiakos 3:2
Aleksandar Damchevski played the whole game for the winning home side.

England, Championship, Fulham – Leeds United 2:0
Ezgjan Alioski played until the 72nd minute Leeds when Jay-Roy Grot took his place. Fulham was already leading 2:0.

Greece, Souroti Souper Ligka, PAS Giannina – Apollon 0:1
Mite Cikarski came in instead of Nikolaos Karanikas in the 78th minute when the lone goal was already scored.

Hungary, Magyar Kupa, MTK – Újpest 3:2 (4:4 agg.)
Remzifaik Selmani wasn’t part of the visiting squad. His team reached the semis on away goal rule.

Israel, Ligat Winner, Bnei Yehuda – Hapoel Haifa 3:0
Risto Mitrevski didn’t play for the visiting side.

Italy, Serie A, Genoa – Cagliari 2:1
Goran Pandev has a minor injury so he was given a rest by the Genoa coach as he stayed on the bench.

Japan, YBC Levain, Albirex – Yokohama F·Marinos 1:3
David Babunski started for Yokohama and played until the 72nd minute when Yūki Ōtsu took his place. It was 1:2 at that moment. He took part in the second goal for his team as he dribbled an opponent and passed the ball to the player that assisted. After three rounds Yokohama is topping the Group A in the league cup.

Yokohama’s second goal (at 1:54):

Serbia, SuperLiga, Partizan – Borac 5:0
Destan Hadjija wasn’t summoned by Borac.

Serbia, SuperLiga, Javor – Bačka 2:1
Both Aleksa Amanovikj and Filip Ristovski played the whole match for the home team. Ristovski got booked in the 81st minute.

Serbia, SuperLiga, Napredak – Radnički 3:1
Petar Krstikj was an unused sub for the visitors.

Serbia, SuperLiga, Vojvodina – Rad 2:1
Daniel Avramovski started on the bench for the popular Voša. Since his team was losing 0:1, he got introduced on half-time instead of Lazar Zličić in order to help turn around the result. His team eventually won.

Serbia, SuperLiga, Crvena Zvezda – Zemun 3:1
Dushan Savikj wasn’t part of the visiting squad.

Slovakia, Slovenský Pohár, Ružomberok – Žilina 2:1
Tihomir Kostadinov played since the 78th minute taking the place of Branislav Ľupták. His team was already leading 2:1 at the time. Ružomberok has a lead before the return leg, but a lead that doesn’t guarantee a place in the final.

Slovenia, PrvaLiga Telekom Slovenije, Rudar – Domžale 1:4
Agim Ibraimi scored a brace in this game. First he shocked the home players with an early free kick goal just 3 minutes after kick-off, while in the 74th minute he scored the last goal. In the 84th minute he was substituted by Adam Gnezda Čerin. His teammate Zeni Husmani played the whole game.

Ibraimi’s brace (at 0:35 & 2:14):

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